List of Career Duties Under Forestry Business Sector

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Forest Nursery Supervisor Career Duties

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in planting, cultivating, and harvesting seedling forest trees grading, bundling, baling, or otherwise packing trees for storage or shipment at forest nursery
  • Perform duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Forest Technician Career Duties

  • Compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under direction of Forester profess. and kin. 040.061-034, and leads workers in forest propagation, fire prevention suppression, and facilities maintenance
  • Traverse forest in designated pattern to gather basic forest data, like topographical features, species and population of trees, wood units available for harvest, disease insect damage, tree seedling mortality and conditions constituting fire danger
  • Mark trees of specified specie, condition and size for thinning or logging
  • Collect records data from instruments, like rain gauge, thermometer, stream-flow recorder, and soil moisture gauge
  • Hold stadia rod, clears survey line, measures distances, records survey data, and performs related duties to assist in surveying property lines, timber sale boundaries, and road recreation sites
  • Train and leads conservation workers in seasonal activities, like planting tree seedlings, collecting seed cones, suppressing fires, cleaning and maintaining recreational facilities, and clearing fire breaks access roads
  • Give instructions to visitors of forest, and enforces camping, vehicle use, fire building, sanitation, and other forest regulations.

Forest Worker Career Duties

  • Perform variety of tasks to reforest and protect timber tracts and maintain forest facilities, like roads campsites
  • Plant tree seedlings in specified pattern, using mattock, planting hoe, or dibble
  • Cuts out diseased, weak, or undesirable trees and prunes limbs of young trees to deter knot growth, using handsaw, power saw and pruning tools
  • Fell trees, clears brush from fire breaks, and extinguishes flames embers to suppress forest fires, using chain saw, shovel, and engine-driven or hand pumps
  • Clear piles brush, limbs, and other debris from roadsides, fire trails, and camping areas, using ax, mattock, or brush hook
  • Spray or injects trees, brush, and weeds with herbicides, using hand or powered sprayers or tree injector tool
  • Erect signs fences, using posthole digger, shovel, tamper, or other handtools
  • Replenish firewood other supplies, and cleans kitchens, rest rooms, and campsites or recreational facilities
  • Hold measuring tape or survey rod, carries sets stakes, clears brush from sighting line, and performs related tasks to assist forest survey crew.

Forester Aide Career Duties

  • Compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under direction of Forester profess. and kin. 040.061-034, and leads workers in forest propagation, fire prevention suppression, and facilities maintenance
  • Traverse forest in designated pattern to gather basic forest data, like topographical features, species and population of trees, wood units available for harvest, disease insect damage, tree seedling mortality and conditions constituting fire danger
  • Mark trees of specified specie, condition and size for thinning or logging
  • Collect records data from instruments, like rain gauge, thermometer, stream-flow recorder, and soil moisture gauge
  • Hold stadia rod, clears survey line, measures distances, records survey data, and performs related duties to assist in surveying property lines, timber sale boundaries, and road recreation sites
  • Train and leads conservation workers in seasonal activities, like planting tree seedlings, collecting seed cones, suppressing fires, cleaning and maintaining recreational facilities, and clearing fire breaks access roads
  • Give instructions to visitors of forest, and enforces camping, vehicle use, fire building, sanitation, and other forest regulations.

Manager Christmas tree Farm Career Duties

  • Plan, directs, and coordinates district operations of Christmas tree farm
  • Plan activities of district according to executive directives, budget, projected sales volume and other guidelines
  • Negotiate contracts for lease of private lands for farming and purchase of wild uncultivated trees for harvesting
  • Issue instructions to supervisors pertaining to variety and density of tree planting, cultural practices to apply, harvesting dates locations, and shipping schedules
  • Contract for trucks to haul trees from cutting areas to sorting yard
  • Hire workers and coordinates planting cultivating of seedlings, and pruning, harvesting, grading, and shipping of trees
  • Direct office activities, like compilation of production reports, preparation of payroll, and maintenance of office records.

Seasonal Greenery Bundler Career Duties

  • Bundle decorative greens forest greenery Christmas trees for shipments, performing combination of following tasks
  • Examine greens discards branches with discolored or sparse leaves
  • Arrange greens into bundles as specified, weighs greens, ties greens into bundles and records number type of bundles
  • Sort Christmas trees on conveyor belts according to size quality of trees
  • Ties specified number, size, and quality of trees into bundles affixes tags to bundles
  • May trim greens or trees, using hatchet
  • May be designated according to task performed as Baler forestry , Buncher forestry , Tagger forestry , Trimmer forestry .

Seedling Puller Career Duties

  • Harvest tree seedlings in forest nursery
  • Walk along seedling tree rows, stoops and pulls clumps of seedlings from loosened soil
  • Knock clumps together to dislodge soil loosen roots and places seedlings in field trays.

Seedling Sorter Career Duties

  • Sort tree seedlings in forest nursery
  • Remove seedlings from field trays, separates them and compares root formation, stem development and foliage condition with standards chart verbal instructions
  • Discard substandard seedlings places remainder on conveyor for baling.

Smoke Eater Career Duties

  • Suppress forest fires, working alone or as member of crew
  • Fell trees, cuts and clears brush, digs trenches and extinguishes flames embers to contain or suppress fire, using ax, chain saw, shovel and hand- or engine-driven water pumps
  • Patrol burned area after fire to watch for hot spots that may restart fire
  • When leading directing fire-fighting activities of a crew of workers, may be designated Suppression-Crew Leader forestry .

Smoke Jumper Career Duties

  • Parachute from airplane into forest inaccessible by ground to suppress forest fires
  • Jump from airplane near scene of fire, pulls rip cord when clear of plane and pulls shroud lines to guide direction of fall toward clear landing area
  • Orient self in relation to fire, using compass & map and collects supplies equipment dropped by parachute
  • Ascertain best method for attacking fire communicates plan to airplane or base camp with two-way radio
  • Fell trees, digs trenches, and extinguishes flames embers to suppress fire, using ax, chain saw, shovel, and hand or engine-driven water or chemical pumps
  • May pack parachutes [Parachute Rigger air trans. ].

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